The Mellon Initiative in Racial Capitalism announces our final event of the quarter on Wednesday, November 29th from 4-6 pm in 126 Voorhies. Professor Alyosha Goldstein will be discussing a work-in-progress entitled, “The Colonial and Racial Nature of Extractive Capitalism.” The paper can be downloaded here.
Work-In-Progress Series: “The Colonial and Racial Nature of Extractive Capitalism”
Guest Speaker: Professor Alyosha Goldstein – American Studies, University of New Mexico
Discussants: Professor Beth Rose Middleton – Native American Studies, UC Davis
Kaitlin Reed – PhD. Candidate, Native American Studies, UC Davis
Interested graduate students and faculty are invited to meet with Professor Goldstein before the event from 2-3 PM. Please contact Nick Perrone firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
This initiative brings UC Davis faculty and graduate students together with outside scholars and activists to advance a research agenda that focuses on racial capitalism. The historical relationship between race and capitalism is one of the most enduring and controversial debates in U.S. historiography. Sometimes explicitly, often only implicitly acknowledged, it shapes fundamental questions about inequality, value, life, bondage, and freedom, among others, across the disciplines of race and ethnic studies, history, literary studies, law, economics, sociology and anthropology. Over the course of the next three years we will be staging dialogues across current work and chart new directions for the study of racial capitalism. Please see the full schedule, download pre-circulated papers, and preview fall events, here.
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